Run-in just a Stor­mzy in a teacup for Idris...

George Michael was the man for Galan­tis

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The Mer­curys threw an im­pres­sive bash, with Sam­pha win­ning the pres­ti­gious prize for his de­but al­bum Process. But Idris Elba had an awk­ward run-in with Stor­mzy after ac­ci­den­tally call­ing him Skepta on stage. A fel­low par­ty­goer tells me: “Stor­mzy was not im­pressed and asked Idris how he could have got it wrong. They were pretty frosty with each other and a lot of the pro­duc­ers were try­ing to defuse the ten­sion.” When I bumped into Idris, 45, he didn’t seem both­ered and kept gush­ing about his girl­friend Sab­rina Dhowre – a Cana­dian beauty queen. He tells me: “I’m very happy, I’m hav­ing a great time at the mo­ment. She is in­cred­i­ble, she’s my girl.” Galan­tis have writ­ted tunes for Kylie Minogue, Brit­ney Spears and Madonna and they tell me the late George Michael had also been in touch.

The pop icon died on Christ­mas Day last year aged 53. Front­man Chris­tian Karls­son says: “He reached out to us once but it never ac­tu­ally hap­pened. It was in 2003, it’s a real shame it didn’t hap­pen. He’s in­cred­i­ble.”

The band’s new al­bum Aviary is out now. And they are al­ready plan­ning their next al­bum while they tour at the same time. Re­spect.

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